Game Day Thread Bengals @ Titans GDT

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitanJeff, Jan 22, 2022.

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  1. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor

    braves sent me an Email about purchasing a damn image of the championship trophy... for like $500

    I mean would take an actual tard to do that... apparently a few hundred tards paid them - crazy
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  2. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor

    unopened product retains value... open the packs up and good luck unless you get one of the actual cards worth something...

    then the whole raw vs graded thing.

    saw a couple of videos where some sport card 'investor' opened a $3000 box of 88 Fleer nba cards... and the whole time saying DONT DO THIS Im only doing it for fun ( well duh that is why everyone opens them - LOL )

    anyhow these cards were pack fresh dropped into sleeves and sent off for grading ... Only the Jordans and handful of other top end cards ( Pippen rookie an such IIRC ) anyhow... like 9 months later ( and another $2000 spent for 'grading' ) ZERO 10s handful of 9s. Mostly 8s and even some below 8 ( they knew some were off center but wanted all the top end cards graded )

    They got crushed from an investor perspective... crushed

    Spent about $5k and had under half that in graded value

    and they even said, with no apparent ill feelings, that those same cards would get different grades if sent in again because, apparently, their grading standards are highly subjective and different graders will give the same card different grades.

    which IMO invalidates the whole damn reason for having the cards graded

    I guess you could say its a very expensive authentication except for the fact that some fakes have been successfully graded in the past
    #1552 GoT, Feb 1, 2022
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  3. HurrayTitans!

    HurrayTitans! Useless trivia knowledge champion

    I posted the video of the video game grading controversy, can’t imagine it’s limited to retro gaming but I’ve heard the same things about grading. Problem is there’s like 2 major companies that do all the grading. Not sure what incentive they would get by grading things less than accurate unless they are trying to keep some specific items priceless due to no other graded similarities.
    For example, they own or know who owns a highly valuable specific card, by grading all futures of the same card less, the highly valuable card stays valuable, possibly even increases in value.
    really no different than insider trading.
  4. Hormesis

    Hormesis Pro Bowler

  5. DoubleBlue

    DoubleBlue Black Thor

    For the sake of all of our sanity, we gotta stop posting in this thread lol
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  6. Aqutis30

    Aqutis30 Do you mind - NOT being a Motaur?

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  7. Dman

    Dman Pro Bowler

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  8. Ontario Titan

    Ontario Titan Pro Bowler

    Yep it goes deeper than one game..but what else are they going to say? They are tied to Tannehill for the next 1-2 yrs
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  9. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor

    I doubt its nefarious just lack of enforcable standards... one guys perfect centering is another guys 55-45... one guy sees scuffed gloss another dont

    My understanding cards are supposed to be put under blue light looking for scratches and more importantly people doing shady shyt like trimming edges and such

    IMO there is a business opportunity for someone to publish known standards and adhere to them plus authentication. So like instead of subjective things state what perfect centering is for each card ... even borderless. state damage noticed and authenticate card as genuine. So a grade of Genuine Undamaged Centered... hell forget centering... just Genuine and note damage

    problem would be getting known samples to compare with for authentication.... I mean it would be doable
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  10. Dman

    Dman Pro Bowler

    i rated this cheers as I am drinking strong stuff thinking about that lol
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